rib-roaster

Definition

Cricket

  • noun a fast ball that rises sharply from the pitch, especially so as to put the batsman in danger of physical injury
    Citation ‘Both “rib-roasters” and shooters were frequent at head-quarters, and many a lion on the Cambridge lawn … has proved a veritable lamb when placed on a fiery Lord’s wicket’ (Ranjitsinhji 1897)
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